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mid-december." - bill stowe - des moines water works it's a wet christmas instead of a white one so far. how the rain is affecting roads, trails and one organization's major fundraiser. it's monday, december 14th. today in iowa starts now.... school switch-up... waukee parents may be putting their kids on different buses soon... hear whether new school boundaries are expected to pass. the hawks are smelling the roses, but they're also delivering them. hear how they're playing florist for some special fans. ia 92 closed in both directions.....betwee n county road t25 and ia 163 and ia 163 . the road is blocked because of
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first on 13... an unlikely obstacle this morning for december drivers... des moines roadways aren't
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flooded. last night's surge of rainfall has already forced crews to put up barricades on george flagg parkway. it's now closed from southeast 30th to park avenue. crews at water works park are closely monitoring river levels as well... a problem they just aren't accustomed to in december... 4:13:50:11 - 4:13:58:03 "we've had the park close before, but it's usually from an ice jam - not too much water coming through the raccoon system coming to us. water works park remains open right now... but bill stowe says they will close if the raccoon river continues to rise. and it is expected to... the river is currently at 12.14 feet.... flood stage is 12 feet. the national weather service anticipates it will reach moderate flood stage... cresting tuesday night just over 16 feet. the rain has already forced
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the clive greenbelt and trail system has been temporarily closed as flood waters have covered most of the trail. nearby walnut creek has reached 10 feet... the national weather service says it could crest over 12 feet... officials don't know yet how long the trails will need to remain closed. the weather is also putting a damper on a holiday staple... the "jolly holiday lights" show had to be shut down for the rest of the season when rain caused a transformer to go out. des moines' water works park has hosted the lights show for the past 20 years... it raises money for iowa's make a wish organization. it's typically open through new year's day. police are looking for the man they say fired shots inside a fort dodge bar. it happened at the dodger tap on north 12th street around 2 yesterday morning. police say a panic alarm went off at the bar after a fight and then gunshots rang out. no one was injured. police believe they know who fired the shots.
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foy. they consider him armed and dangerous. anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call crimestoppers at the number on your screen. fort dodge police are also investigating why a man was found dead in the grass between two homes. someone called police about the body around 8 a-m yesterday. authorities found the man in the 1- hundred block of 8th street. police are calling the death suspicious. they have not released the man's name yet. a union county man is charged with two counts of first degree murder this morning. police arrested 37 year old jerry dillinger of thayer...after finding two sets of human remains in union county. police say one of the victims is his former sister-in-law... 37-year-old loretta dillinger. hunters came across dillinger's body in a pond earlier this month... officials labeled it suspicious... and the d-c-i began investigating. during their investigation, they found skeletal remains in thayer. no word yet on the identity of
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searching the missing persons database... and trying to figure out a motive. a highly anticipated day for parents in waukee has arrived... today they'll learn where their students will now go because of changing school boundaries. channel 13's josh nguyen joins us now with more... -here is what we know so far. there will be a new elementary called grant ragan and it will open in the fall. it will help with the rapid growth within the district. last year they expanded by 675 students. they've witness growth like this before. this will be the 7th time they have gone through the boundary process to assign students to new schools. last year they formed a boundary committee to sort out the details of the new schools. things like, which students from what neighborhood would be going and what those students will middle school will they go to. it has been quite a process. they have met several times with a consultant to develop a recommendation to the school board. which they present
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again tonight at 6. they expect the boundaries to be approve but that is just the beginning for the district. once we know what those boundaries are, we go about the process of determining how many students we have in each grade level in each building. then we have to move staff around to meet that need. there's a whole process that needs to take place before we can even go out and hire additional staff we need. superintendent wilkerson said that either they will approve the vote or the board will take action. in all right around 500 students will be effected and moved to the new school. josh, i have kids and i know they can be attached to the friends, is the board concerned about that aspect at all? josh- yeah they are. that was a main concern they got from the parents. superintendent wilkerson said because they have done this before. he noticed that it's tough at first for the students but they adjust
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fans at hilton coliseum were ready for more basketball, but maybe a little less drama, this time.. that's what they got yesterday with arkansas-pine bluff... naz mitrou long rests, which gives matt thomas the start. he earned it against iowa. thomas scores 17 points. puts isu up 8 here. cyclones by 9 at the half. monte morris had 12 points, 11 assists, one of them here. the cyclones sleep walk their way through an easy win, 78-64. next up... the very dangerous uni. tip off is saturday... at six. this one goes down at wells fargo arena. desmond king's stocking is getting stuffed full of goodies... here's the latest one...a-p
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defensive a-p first teamer in the ferentz era. king had a big ten-best eight interceptions this season, which ties nile kinnick's iowa record. king also had 67 tackles. iowa's austin blythe made the 3rd team. meanwhile his teammates were busy playing florist... a handful of hawkeye football players took time off from college bowl preparations to bring smiles to sick kids. the players delivered yellow roses to patients at the university of iowa children's hospital. the roses were originally sent to the team as a gift from hy-vee grocery, but the players say they wanted to share them with the
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rain continues to fall this morning across central iowa. the rain has triggered numerous flood warnings along the des moines and raccoon rivers. over 3" of rain has fallen in des moines, with most areas throughout central iowa with at least 2" of rain thus far. rain will continue through noon. another half inch of rain or more will be possible in most cases. rain will be slowly winding down through the morning on monday and a few snow flakes may mix in in western and northwestern iowa. dry conditions are expected this afternoon with cloudy skies, windy weather and colder temperatures. the rest of the week still looks to be chilly with daytime highs dropping from the
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coming up next, david geiger joins us with this morning's agribusiness report. and star wars fans are getting antsy... coming up, we'll tell you about the secret they all wish they knew
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paris: there's a lot to do on a dairy farm. nobody's gonna do it for you. you have to get out there and do it yourself. bernie sanders is a well-known friend of family farms. bernie cannot be bought out by big money. bernie's opinion cannot be purchased. it's time for our next president to get in there, roll up his sleeves, take off the gloves, and take on wall street, take on big business, take on big money, and get the working class back to where they should be. he's a rock.
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the challenges to the environmental protection agency's waters of the u.s. rule will probably end up in the supreme court. the u.s. sixth circuit court of appeals heard arguments this week regarding its own jurisdiction to rule on dozens of lawsuits filed against the epa rule and are deciding on if they will take the lead in overseeing legal arguments. president obama's administration wants the lawsuits to be consolidated into one. that would allow it to move directly to the supreme court. however, some challengers want to see cases play out in individual district courts and then be appealed. more than 30 states joinedauits against the rule ongside industry groups and
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and in time, room to grow up. your dream car evolves, and protecting it takes committed support.
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president obama will make a rare visit to the pentagon today . it's all in the name of national security. top national security advisers will meet with him on the war against isis. advisers are calling it an "update" white house officials say no major policy shift is expected to come out of it. this is president obama's first visit to the pentagon since the terror-linked attacks in southern california and paris obama will address the nation following the meeting. a new poll shows hillary clinton piling up her lead in iowa... a des moines register /
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48 percent. that's up six percent from october... sanders' has 39 percent of iowans support. o'malley... has 4. and finally, may the force be with you, star wars fans... the world premiere of "star wars: the force awakens" is set for tonight... but there's a catch... it's being held at an "undisclosed location" along hollywood boulevard. fans have already started camping out for the public release. it opens this friday. waukee students are part of one of the fastest growing districts in the waukee students are part of one of the fastest growing districts in the area...
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backs... coming up, the school switch-up coming down tonight. hear whether new school boundaries are expected to pass.
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